On Saturday we are looking forward to visiting the Bakewell Rock Exchange. It is recognized internationally as the UK’s best loved mineral show, with dealers from around the UK and Europe congregating in the heart of England’s Peak District National Park. The show is organized by the Peak Lapidary and Mineral Society and is now in its 35th year. With more than 70 different stalls exhibiting a huge variety of rocks, minerals, fossils and gemstones, there is something for everyone, from the specialist to the family day out.
Last year we attended with our author Dean Lomax who was signing copies of his Dinosaurs of the British Isles book. Unfortunately, Dean will not be able to make the show this year due to other commitments (see previous blog post). However, Pete Lawrence, another of our authors will no doubt have signed copies of his Trilobites of the World photographic atlas available. If you are into fossils this is definitely worth a visit!
David Penney (left) with Dean Lomax (right) signing his two SSP books, Dinosaurs of the British Isles and Fossils of the Whitby Coast.
Pete Lawrence signing copies of his Trilobites of the World photographic atlas, at what is undoubtedly the best stall at the show (at least in our opinion)!
Of course, we have published many more palaeontology titles that you will not find at this show (please peruse our pages for more information).
More details about the show can be found on their website: http://www.rockexchange.org.uk/
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